Campus Update: Covid Protocols

Dear Students:

As we begin to emerge from the challenges of pandemic restrictions, I am writing to update you on our current covid protocols. With more than 60 percent of eligible New Mexico residents fully vaccinated, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced an updated public health order. However, SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center are required to follow New Mexico Higher Education Department guidelines, which are slightly different.

As access to campus expands, please review the following guidelines before coming to campus:

  • Masks are required, whether you are vaccinated or not.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, apply for the SFCC Fast Pass, which will help us lessen mask requirements in the future.
  • If you are not yet vaccinated, schedule your free appointment at
  • Practice social distancing of three to six feet.
  • Don’t congregate in groups.
  • Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
  • Eating in the Campus Center and other gathering spaces while socially distancing is allowed; however, leave the area upon finishing your meal.
  • Children wearing masks are allowed on campus.
  • Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements.
  • Securing an appointment in advance is highly encouraged.

Campus Safety and Security, 505-428-1224, will work to ensure people are not congregating and are wearing masks. If you need in-person registration or advising assistance, please contact the Welcome and Advising Center at or 505-428-1270. You also can book online appointments.

Congratulations on remaining dedicated to your studies through these unusual circumstances. Please let us know how we can help you stay on track to reach your education goals.


Becky Rowley, Ph.D.